Can you explain what motivated you to create Floral Dive?
Creating a large-scale, gallery-worthy digital installation was a concept I was passionate about. When I was offered the opportunity to create a video-based installation for the lobby of COMO Metropolitan Singapore, I knew it was a perfect brief, with the freedom to push boundaries and create something uniquely arresting.
We discussed various ideas around the theme of ’transformation' with COMO Group’s founder, Mrs Christina Ong, but the motivation was the space itself: the lobby’s focal point, an LED wall that provided a blank canvas for visual ideas.
I wanted the visuals to captivate and fascinate, but not be overpowering, allowing for the lobby’s many changing atmospheres throughout the day. And of course, it should be beautiful — something that could be a talking piece and a COMO hotels visual signature.
In many luxury hotels you’ll find opulent flower displays, so I realised that here was an opportunity to create a cinematic version — flower arrangements that are in motion, that continually change and renew themselves. I wanted the viewers to feel immersed in flowers — a ‘floral dive’ into changing petals, leaves, colours and organic shapes — inviting the viewer to hang around to see what might come next.